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2014 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Volkswagen Beetle, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Volkswagen Beetle is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Beetle is a little wider than the Volkswagen Golf, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Beetle takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Beetle does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Volkswagen Beetle has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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City MPG: 22 - 28 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $19,195 - $28,795 $19,195 - $24,192

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